Newborn children who require special medical attention, including premature newborns or infants with serious illnesses, are often admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU.

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NICUs provide specialized care using state-of-the-art treatments and technology.
The Cook County Health NICU team provides a multidisciplinary approach and incorporates expertise from a full spectrum of pediatric, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work and nutritional specialties. Throughout your time in the NICU, our team works closely with your family and infant to promote bonding and provide education, training and support for a smooth transition going home.

Common Services

  • Anemia 
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) 
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Feeding problems 
  • Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
  • Jaundice 
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis 
  • Neonatal Sepsis 
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pneumonia 
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Women and Children's Center - NICU

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

1969 W. Odgen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 864-6000

High-Risk Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic

We strive to provide a system of services to families with young children who have developmental disabilities or who are at risk for developmental delays.
After being discharged from the NICU, we offer multidisciplinary primary and neuro-developmental clinics for infants through the age of five at the High-Risk Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic (HRC).
High-risk neonatal patients generally receive care in this specialty clinic up to the age of five. Neonatologists provide primary care and coordinate specialty care such as:

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High Risk Neonatal Follow-up Clinic (HRC)

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

1969 W. Odgen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 864-6000

Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings